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Stockpiling Freeze Dried Pouches

Mountain House freeze dried pouches

A question to the reader, “Are you stockpiling Mountain House freeze dried pouches?”  Let’s be honest, there are a number of reasons that can be debated for and against stockpiling Mountain House freeze dried pouches.

One of my main issues with the pouches is the sodium content.  When I eat a meal, a few minutes later I can feel the sodium hitting my system.  Sometimes the sodium is so bad I feel sick all over.

Some people may say Mountain House freeze dried pouches are too expensive, and they are.  There is no denying the freeze dried pouches cost a pretty penny.

Let’s talk about sodium content first.  A couple of pouches were picked from my personal stockpile so we could look at the sodium content.

Sodium Content


Chili mac and beef – 780 mg of sodium.

Spaghetti with meat sauce – 760 mg of sodium.

Beef stew – 930 mg of sodium.

In contrast, a pack of Knorr pasta sides creamy chicken flavor has 700 mg of sodium.

Prices

Chili mac and beef – $6.95

Spaghetti with meat sauce – $6.79

Beef stew – $7.64

Knorr pasta sides creamy chicken flavor – $1.65

Although expensive, freeze dried pouches offer a better alternative to MREs.

Now for the video.

Stockpiling Freeze Dried Pouches

What do you get for the extra price and sodium content of the Mountain House freeze dried pouches?  You get a food product, that when stored properly, has a shelf life of 30 years.

If someone is interested in stockpiling freeze dried pouches there are a number of options on the market.  Just go to Amazon, type in a search for freeze dried pouches, then shop around.  However, which ones will you like?  Included in those pre-made buckets will be stuff like corn and peas.

Rather than buying a pre-made buckets, I am taste testing various meals, then stockpiling the ones I like.  Well, to be fair, my wife also taste a few of them.  Between our combined taste test we know which meals to stockpile.

Making your own buckets allows someone to meal plan.  Each bucket could a variety of meals, while other buckets may have one certain type of meal.  Side dishes could be in one bucket, while main entrees are in other buckets.

So readers, are you stockpiling freeze dried pouches?  If you are, what are your reasons?

Personally, I like the 30 year shelf life and the wide variety of meals.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock

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